Bangladesh: Dedicated infection prevention and control programme for 31 health facilities

Dhaka (ICRC/BDRCS) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), has been carrying out an intensive infection prevention and control (IPC) programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The programme, began in September, is being implemented across 31 health facilities, including three District Sadar Hospitals and 22 Upazilla Health Complexes, in Khagrachari, Bandarban and Rangamati districts. The increased IPC support in view of COVID-19 has come as a boon for people living in these districts who visit the facilities for their healthcare needs.

The multi-layered programme includes imparting remote training to BDRCS volunteers. In turn, they train the sanitation staff at all government-run health structures while ensuring availability of PPE and cleaning/disinfection materials and tools. Around 130 staffers have been trained so far.

Over 130 staffers from 31 government-run health structures across CHT were trained while ensuring availability of PPE and cleaning disinfection materials and t

Source : Icrc